Posted On: Tuesday - September 22nd 2020 5:44PM MST
In Topics:   University  Humor  Political Correctness  Trump  Race/Genetics
Some minor news out of the US Department of Education is about some fun by President Trump at the expense of Princeton University. From the law blog Volokh Conspiracy, apparently owned by Reason... spit ... magazine now, we read Department of Education to Investigate Racism at Princeton University.
Now, if you don't know what this post's title is about, you may not know what a "petard" is either. Don't feel bad. We all know the expression "hoisted by his own petard", but we don't have to know what the word actually means. (No, I am absolutely NOT looking it up.)
That's what Princeton University is for - students are taught the origins of these idioms so that they can use them with pride... in nasty SJW tweets for the rest of their careers. That's the kind of thing you've gotta know to graduate Soma Come Lordy, along with making sure you bring up at least once each semester your background of struggle, what with your ancestors' hardships during the time of slavery. "It was hell. My family had this terrible overseer, see ... just horrible... they had to sell him for pennies on the dollar..."
The first sentence in this quick news article has the gist of this whole petard thing:
The Department of Education has informed Princeton University that it is under investigation following the school president's declaration that racism was "embedded" in the institution.Embedded, like a youtube video telling the students "once you set foot on the Princeton Plantation, son, you'd best setcher mind to wanking". Now, that kind of embedded racism is against the law, see. You'd think in a fancy, expensive institution of higher learning like that, they could keep the racism off the campus. You'd also figure, even if not, isn't there, like, a whole legal department to tell the President when to shut the hell up about it?
Nah, with the Anarcho-Tyranny we have now, and without Bad Orange Man, you really shouldn't have to worry if you've been breaking the law for a few semesters, decades, whatever, as duefully disclosed thusly:
President Christopher L. Eisgruber published an open letter earlier this month claiming that "[r]acism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton" and that "racist assumptions" are "embedded in structures of the University itself."Ifflestay on the acismray, IsegruberEye. (We didn't NEED to go to Princeton to learn our Pig Latin [/nose to the sky].)
Nobody expects the Orange Man Inquisition!
According to a letter the Department of Education sent to Princeton that was obtained by the Washington Examiner, such an admission from Eisgruber raises concerns that Princeton has been receiving tens of millions of dollars of federal funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which declares that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." . . . .Hahaahaaa! Do I see the hand of Donald Trump in this? I sure hope so, as this will very slightly ameliorate my disappointment with the President. Yeah, he's a bullshitter, and 95% of what he promises doesn't even get started, much less get done. Even this investigation will probably go nowhere. It's just that this handing of these people their asses based on their own bold hypocrisy is both fun and gets a lot of good attention to said hypocrisy.
"Based on its admitted racism, the U.S. Department of Education ("Department") is concerned Princeton's nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances in its Program Participation Agreements from at least 2013 to the present may have been false," the letter reads. "The Department is further concerned Princeton perhaps knew, or should have known, these assurances were false at the time they were made. Finally, the Department is further concerned Princeton's many nondiscrimination and equal opportunity claims to students, parents, and consumers in the market for education certificates may have been false, misleading, and actionable substantial misrepresentations in violation of 20 U.S.C. § 1094(c)(3)(B) and 34 CFR 668.71(c). Therefore, the Department's Office of Postsecondary Education, in consultation with the Department's Office of the General Counsel, is opening this investigation."
"So, you admit you have been racists all along?" "Yes, Sir, we are now Woke, and we realize we have been doing damage to People of Various Colors for many, many years." "In that case, based on your written confession, you are in violation of 20 US One Zero Niner Four, Section c, part 3 paragraph B, along with the Code of Federal Regulations Six Sixty Eight dot Seventy one, stroke c. I remind you that ignorance of the law and illiteracy is no excuse!" "Book 'em Danno, Racism 1!"